Deborah Malster Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Supervisor MA, Dip, MBACP (Accred)
0796 003 5343
I know from experience that life can be tough and throw us many challenges in our world. At times we can feel overwhelmed and it can be difficult to relate with family and friends. Psychotherapy and counselling can be one of the ways to help you. Within my practice I provide a safe environment for you to explore your difficulties and conflicts to help you find some meaning in your life and with others.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, which means I work from various approaches, however my philosophy is primarily existential; helping people find a meaningful way to live, relating with others and the world, with uncertainty and anxiety.
The first session will be spent looking at why you have decided to seek support along with your needs and expectations of counselling and how I can help. If you decide you would like to continue we can discuss and agree to further sessions. Counselling usually takes place once a week at an agreed time and day and the sessions are 50 minutes in duration; I am able to support people both short and long term.
I work in a warm, confidential and non-judgemental manner and I believe by us working together, psychotherapy and counselling can help you heal and move forward. So if you would like to consider therapy, why not contact me to discuss further and we can go from there.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced qualified counsellor and have experience of supporting adults, older adults and young people (16-24) within the NHS, private, public and voluntary sectors since 2001 and as a counsellor since 2010. I work with clients in many areas such as trauma, disability, abuse, depression, anxiety, feeling sad, bereavement, acute, chronic and terminal illness, sexual health and sexuality, ageing, low self-esteem, altered body-image, low confidence, addictions, bullying, relationship issues and work concerns.
I currently work in a busy palliative care team within the NHS and have a private practice.
I supervise individuals and groups within the NHS and privately.
I am an accredited and registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Qualifications and Training:
- Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups (attending)
- MA Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Dip.Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
- Cert. Counselling Studies
- Cert. Counselling Skills
- Motivational Interviewing Training
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy Training
- Mental Health Training (The Open University and Enabled East NHS)
- Stop Smoking Training - Level 2
- Go Girls – Self Esteem Training
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness (EYPDAS)
- Sexual Health Training
- Family Focus Facilitator - Parenting
- BSc. (Hons) Social Sciences
- Cert. Managing Care
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Leigh on Sea - Individual counselling fees are £50 per fifty minute session.
Supervision fees, please contact.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Leigh on Sea - Mondays and Tuesdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I supervise individuals and groups within the NHS and privately.View supervision profile